February 16, 2011

Wednesday February 16, 2011 9:00pm

The doctors and nurses have been removing tubes and wires from Garren over the last two days. I didn't realize how much stuff they had hooked up to him. He looks so much better without all the clutter of machines and tubes everywhere.

Today Garren made another small step. He opens his eyes more frequently, and for longer periods of time. Today he opened his eyes 5 or 6 times. Each time he kept them open for about 3-4 minutes.

Thank you for continuing to pray for Garren. It is just blowing our minds to think about how many of you care so deeply about us and Garren. Thank you.

18 comments:

Kristi said...

How awesome! I bet those few minutes to look into his eyes are just amazing. I pray that tomorrow, 5 to 6 times, becomes 7 or 8.

Love,

KLP

Anonymous said...

We are so happy for you guys! I cannot imagine how you feel to be able to look into his beautiful eyes again! God is so good!

Anonymous said...

What a blessing! Awesome news. Still praying. Keep believing!

Anonymous said...

Us prayer warriors are so thankful for each and every little step he takes. Thank you for keeping us up to date. It feels like we're plugged in to you "LIVE". We thank God for the little blonde miracle named Garren. We love and miss you all at church in Monroe.

Diann said...

We thank the Lord for all these small steps. We will pray for continued healing tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day, and the next day....however, long it takes! Our hugs to you all......

Michelle Singleton said...

I am thrilled to hear your good reports of Garren. This is wonderful news and I praise God for these steps of hope, encouragement and progress. He is Able!

Makayla said...

Praying for Garren
Hoping he feels better
And praying that he gets better n a hurry

Todd said...

We are praying for a daily surprise. Thank you Lord for open eyes!

The Kanipes

wendy said...

What an awesome sight this must be for you guys. To see your son opening his eyes. It is amazing how humbling this has been for us. It has reminded us of the things we take for granted every day. Something as small as hearing our child's voice, seeing him smile or the sound of his laugh at a silly joke. To receive a hug or a snuggle on the sofa. Please know we are there with you in prayer for as long as it takes. The Pooveys

Anonymous said...

Such a blessing to hear about Garren's continued progress! I bet his eyes have never been more beautiful to ya'll everytime you get to look into them! It's amazing to see how far Garren has come and to see the work of the Lord's hands and his graciousness. Praying for you guys to have a restful night....we continue to pray..

Katherine says to please tell Garren that she is praying for him always, that she hopes he has a great day tomorrow and that she misses him tons :)

Love to you all,
Ritchie, Donna, Racheal, Katherine, Luke, Madelyn& Brady

Gary said...

Granpa says, those beautiful blue eyes shine right through and we're thankful. We're also thankful for all the folks who are praying, not just once, but continually!

Anonymous said...

I don't personally know Garren, But I heard about him at school, and have been praying for him, and his family. <3

Anonymous said...

What another super way to end the day with news like that...for about the gazillionth time in two weeks, I had tears in my eyes. These were joyful! We will continue to pray. Heb 12:2 "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of faith..." In for the long haul, In His love, The Sisk Family

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear that he is improving every day! Y'all have been in my thoughts and prayers since the day I took care of him. Hope to come up and visit soon!
Kathy:)

Anonymous said...

Good morning, Janes family! Garren, it is another beautiful day...Russ is going to play golf...I think I have to play "housekeeper"...hmmm, what is wrong with this picture? Hahahahaha...just want you to know that we are all praying for your health, future therapy, and strength for the journey ahead, knowing and trusting that our God is already there!!!...we love you...Sandy & Russ

Caroline Shank said...

Praise God! My family has been praying for Garren and all of you since we found out. I cannot imagine what people of no faith do in these situations. Although we don't know each other personally, my family and I think of you all every day and hope that the Lord continues to lay His healing hands on Garren, and comforts you all in His arms.

Anonymous said...

Yes, many people are continuing to pray for you and your family. I had a friend from California contact me today to see how, as she put it, "how is our little guy doing?" Believers are standing and believing with you from all parts of the world and U.S. Garren has touched us all.

Chris & Rich C.

Anonymous said...

Regarding yesterday's blog: how great that you could sit down with that brain specialist. To be "wowed" more, listen to Louis Giglio's "How Great is Our God" series; in one, he speaks of God's creative hand in the human body--and look up Laminin on the web...it is pretty neat(the protein that holds the body cells together, like glue)...

So glad Garren's opening his eyes more often! God's healing hand is at work....

D. Randolph